Your success as a leader can come down to practicing a few vital behaviors.
“All chief executive who fail – and most of them do at one time or another – make the same basic mistakes; they succumb to one (or more!) of the five temptations” ~ Patrick Lencioni in the Five Temptations of a CEO.
We’ve all heard the saying “Death by meetings” and probably have personally experienced a few of those unending and what can feel like unproductive meetings. What if you could redefine and refocus, making your meetings more not only more effective but shorter?
“Unsuccessful people focus their thinking on survival. Average people focus their thinking on maintenance. Successful people focus their thinking on progress.” (excerpt from Thinking for a Change by John Maxwell)
How does a beginning leader switch gears from thinking like a follower to thinking like a leader?
“Resilience” is defined as “the toughness it takes to face challenges and setbacks.” Sometimes, toughness can be misinterpreted in leadership as roughness. But, I think as a leader it’s important to maintain a soft heart for people and still be resilient to setbacks and disappointments.
A lack of growth in EQ is very limiting to the organization’s growth. A team will not perform to their fullest capacity if they are always on edge, or in fear, because of an emotionally immature leader. It’s only a matter of time before that organization implodes. So how do you gain ground and increase your capacity of Emotional Intelligence so you can take your team, church and organization to the next level?